Mel’s dad, Anthony, spent his free minutes restoring leather saddles—taking them back to their dignified beginnings. When he went into his hobby barn, as he called it, Mel’s mom, Laura, would watch from the back door of the farmhouse for as long as she could, until Laura heard Mel crying to signal she was awake. Even when Mel was sobbing, each time Laura held her felt serene, rocking Mel as the breeze bit Laura’s cheeks, until she had to shut the door and wait for Anthony to come back inside.
Wonderful to hold and even more fun when cutting or spreading cheese, these knives are hand carved in Kenya by artisans employed to help them rise above poverty and sex trafficking.
Olive wood with painted handle
~6.5" length, 1.5" width